Bug 449867 - Monospace (probably bitmap) fonts mess up
Monospace (probably bitmap) fonts mess up
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11 (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
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Reported: 2008-06-03 20:31 EDT by Einars Lielmanis
Modified: 2018-04-11 03:25 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 13:43:00 EDT
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Artefacts in vim (12.99 KB, image/png)
2008-06-03 20:31 EDT, Einars Lielmanis
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Current xorg.conf (822 bytes, text/plain)
2008-06-13 17:08 EDT, Rodolfo Alcazar
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Current Xorg.0.log (37.20 KB, text/plain)
2008-06-13 17:10 EDT, Rodolfo Alcazar
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A bug screenshot, taken a minute ago (17.43 KB, image/png)
2008-06-13 17:16 EDT, Rodolfo Alcazar
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Description Einars Lielmanis 2008-06-03 20:31:14 EDT
Description of problem:

Often some of the fonts, namely Terminus, but not only that, would mess up and
leave trails behind.

How reproducible:

1. Set gnome, or any application default monospace font to Terminus, any size,
2. Do something in (gnome-)terminal (like, repeatedly ls -la), or open vim
3. Observe occasional artefacts and screen corruption.

Additional info:

fully updated f9, with nvidia driver from livna.
Comment 1 Einars Lielmanis 2008-06-03 20:31:14 EDT
Created attachment 308310 [details]
Artefacts in vim
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-04 08:51:40 EDT
Thanks for the report. We are sorry that we cannot help you with your problem,
but we are not able to support binary-only drivers. If you would be able to
reproduce this issue using only open source software and it is not duplicate of
bug 446957, please, reopen this bug with the additional information, but in
meantime I have no choice than to close this bug as CANTFIX (because we really
cannot fix it).

For users who are experiencing problems installing, configuring, or using the
unsupported 3rd party proprietary "nvidia" video driver, Nvidia provides
indirect customer support via an online web based support forum.  Nvidia
monitors these web forums for commonly reported problems and passes them on to
Nvidia engineers for investigation.  Once they've isolated a particular problem,
it is often fixed in a future video driver update.

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Once you have reported this issue in the Nvidia web forums, others who may have
experienced the particular problem may be able to assist.  If there is a real
bug occuring, Nvidia will be able to determine this, and will likely resolve the
issue in a future driver update for the operating system releases that they
officially support.

While Red Hat does not support the proprietary nvidia driver, users requiring
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Comment 3 Rodolfo Alcazar 2008-06-13 07:22:56 EDT
This problem occurs also with nv driver.

Maybe related/duplicated:
Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-13 16:48:31 EDT
Rodolfo, could we get your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and /var/log/Xorg.*.log, please?
Comment 5 Rodolfo Alcazar 2008-06-13 17:08:21 EDT
Created attachment 309296 [details]
Current xorg.conf
Comment 6 Rodolfo Alcazar 2008-06-13 17:10:17 EDT
Created attachment 309297 [details]
Current Xorg.0.log
Comment 7 Rodolfo Alcazar 2008-06-13 17:16:44 EDT
Created attachment 309302 [details]
A bug screenshot, taken a minute ago

I see this behavior with "nv" and "nvidia" drivers with monochrome fonts, in
various applications (abiword, old mysqlcc, lmms, mainly, mysqlcc ALWAYS).
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7100 GS (rev a1).
more screenshots on http://www.padep.org.bo/fonts/ Thanks!
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 21:23:29 EDT
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 13:43:00 EDT
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